My two guiding examples—Cuba and Millwall football clubby Bob Crow / February 20, 2013 / Leave a comment
Published in March 2013 issue of Prospect Magazine
© Roslyn Gaunt
The elevation from general secretary of the RMT to World Leader is a transition that could only be allowed to take place with popular consent and with a democratic mandate. Obviously, those Tory MPs who constantly attempt to interfere in internal union business, and who are elected to their seats with only a fraction of their total electorate endorsing them, would also want to stick their oar in on the thresholds and procedures required to secure world governance.
But once the mechanism is out the way, what to do?
First up, listen to people. Cut through the army of pundits, opinion-formers and self-appointed experts and talk to real people.
I would bring back the concept of the public meeting, the soapbox on the street corner and the gathering in the works car park and force out into the daylight those who get away with making decisions behind closed doors that affect ordinary lives.